Life On Tap

Episode #246: Psychedelic Boss Battle

Earlier in the pandemic, Dan cracks open a collaboration from Hacienda Beer Co., Psychedelic Boss Battle, via a beer exchange from Wisconsin.

Hacienda Beer Company Psychedelic Boss Battle

COLLABORATOR: Maplewood Brewing Company (Chicago, IL)
STYLE: Rocky Road-Inspired Imperial Stout (Double Mash)
ADJUNCTS: Marshmallows, cacao, almond flavoring
ABV: 14.0%
AVAILABILITY: 16-Ounce Can

Stats above taken from the brewery can.

Appearance

Deep, dark brown, with a lovely, Tan head.

Aroma

Chocolate and fudge, almost brownie off the bat. Almond extract mixes with toasted marshmallow to give the Rocky Road impression.

Taste

Rollercoaster of flavor, with the sweetness peaking in the third quarter. Chocolate, followed by dark chocolate nibs, marshmallow following interspersing with some nuttiness. The aftertaste is the last scoop/bite of Rocky Road at the bottom of a cup/cone.

Mouthfeel

Big and mouthcoating with residual sugar.

Overall

This is best to share given its high ABV. Dessert within itself, but could go with a Bavarian Creme donut or cheesecake. Savory-wise, it would be interesting to try with a coffee-rubbed steak. Many thanks again to Laura H. in Daddy Porter’s Beer Group for the share.

Cheers and remember:

Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.

All music on this show came to us from the now defunct Music Alley.
Intro: “Meet Me At The Bar” by The Beer Drinking Fools
Outtro: “Bubblegum and Beer” by The Supersuckers

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